Dean of the School of Nursing and Health
Monmouth University

Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies

Department: School Of Nursing And Health Studies

Position Summary:

Monmouth University seeks a visionary, collaborative and innovative leader who will serve as the next Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

The Dean provides overall leadership for the school and reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate in a health-related academic discipline; a distinguished record of academic achievement including effective teaching in higher education (undergraduate and graduate), scholarly activity and service at a level consistent with the appointment to rank of Professor with tenure; and demonstrated successful progressive administrative experience in higher education.

The Dean will possess strong leadership skills; be able to recognize programs of excellence; and be able to maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of faculty, students and administrators. The Dean will be a member of the President's Cabinet.

The Dean will capitalize on Monmouth's new School of Nursing & Health Studies Simulation Center, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and resources such as computerized human mannequins. The new Dean will articulate a vision that aligns with the University's strategic plan, maximizes academic programs, leads the School as it develops clinical programs, and builds external relationships and partnerships with health care leaders in the surrounding area and beyond.

The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies offers undergraduate programs in Health Studies (with tracks in Health Science and Exercise Science), Health Promotion (with tracks in Public Health and Fitness and Wellness) and Health and Physical Education with a K12 endorsement, pre-licensure BSN , RN to BSN , RN to MSN , MSN Bridge, RN to MSN Direct, Doctor of Nursing Practice, post-master's and post-baccalaureate certificates, and continuing education programs. The university also offers a Physician Assistant graduate program and will offer beginning this summer an Athletic Training graduate program, with plans to offer an Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in Summer 2021.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Monmouth University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Athletic Training Program will have an accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE ) in Spring 2022. The Physician Assistant Program is on extended Accreditation-Probation status until Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC -PA)'s next review in March 2021.

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Required Degree, License or Certifications:

Doctoral degree

Required Skills or Software:

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:

Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in one of the School’s disciplines or a related field. A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated successful progressive administrative experience in higher education with experience leading undergraduate and graduate programs. A distinguished record of academic accomplishments, including effective teaching, scholarly activity, and service at a level consistent with the appointment to rank of Professor with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional license, certification, or licensure eligible, if appropriate, in field of study.

Experience in mentoring and supporting faculty and students. Experience with undergraduate and graduate program development, assessment, and support faculty development of skills directly relating to accreditation standards. Effective and collegial work experience with other leaders from a range of academic disciplines. Strong financial and budgetary experience. Successful experience in securing external funding through grants, cultivating donor relationships, and fundraising. Experience with interdisciplinary and cross-school, collaborative program building. Experience with oversight of academic Institutes. Evidence of fostering community engagement and outreach. Awareness of the changing dynamics of national trends in health sciences education and the health sciences workplace. Commitment to student professional development and career success. Ability to cultivate a strong leadership team comprised of the Dean’s Office leadership and staff and department chairs and other leaders in the School.

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Posting Date: 12/20/2019

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Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 6,200 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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